A Lifetime of Hope and Regret

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Posted: 2/12/18 | February 12th, 2018 It’s easy to get lost. To look around and suddenly find yourself wondering how you got here — and why it seems so far from where you thought you’d be. What wrong turn did ..

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What I Do When I Don’t Travel

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Posted: 10/3/2020 | October 3rd, 2020 Years ago, I wrote a post about things I like to do beyond just travel. While I drop hints here and there about the “non-Nomadic Matt” me, today I thought I’d ..

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This Non-Nomadic Life (Part Deux)

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Posted: 8/30/18 | August 30th, 2018 Years ago, when I made my first attempt to slow down and travel less, I wrote a post on my new “non-nomadic” life. It didn’t stick — and I was quickly back on the road. I ..

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This Blog Will Suck Less (Or How I Got My

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Posted: 1/28/19 | January 28th, 2019 Let me say what most of you are (probably) thinking: this blog kind of sucked in 2018. It actually might have started sucking a bit toward the end of 2017. Maybe even 2016...

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Want to Write for Nomadic Matt? Here’

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Updated: 06/08/2020 | June 8th, 2020 Last year, I announced I was opening this website up to guest posters. For years, I turned away unsolicited guest posts, but, this year, I decided it was time to change tha..

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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Travel

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Posted: 05/16/19 | May 16th, 2019 Seth Kugel is the former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of the new Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, from which this is adap..

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Are You Happy With Your Life?

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Posted: 7/29/2019 | July 29th, 2019 I was recently gifted the sci-fi thriller Dark Matter. Without giving too much away, the book revolves around the idea of a multiverse, where every possible outcome of a dec..

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So, What Comes Next?

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Posted: 9/9/2019 | September 9th, 2019 One of the most-asked questions on my book tour was: “What comes next?” Now that I’m back from Paris and have moved out of New York City, and now that my book tour is ove..

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Is it Time to Break Up with Airbnb?

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Posted: 10/08/19 | October 7th, 2019 There is no denying that Airbnb has changed how we travel. It got people out of the hotel/hostel quandary, gave locals a way to monetize their extra rooms and earn more inc..

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Why Don’t More People Travel Long-Te

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Posted: 11/04/19 | November 4th, 2019 As travel blogging, remote work, and social media “influencing” have become more mainstream, more and more people have started to travel the world (and become semi-permane..

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Travel, Vacations, and the Issue of Time

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Last Updated: 3/10/21 | March 10th, 2021 When I was growing up, my family didn’t travel. We were typical tourists. Like most modern, middle-class American families, if we went anywhere, it was because we were ..

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Introducing The Nomadic Network!

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Posted: 10/31/2019 | October 31st, 2019 How often have you told friends or family about a dream trip of yours, only to have them scoff and remind you to be “more realistic”? How often do you wish you had a gro..

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Ethics in Writing: The Case of Saudi Arabi

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Posted: 1/8/2020 | January 8th, 2020 As I scrolled through my social feeds recently, I noticed, set against desert backgrounds, a number travel “influencers” extolling the beauty and virtue of Saudi Arabia.1 B..

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Life at Home: New Year, New You

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Posted: 1/23/2020 | January 23rd, 2020 If you’re like me, you know how hard New Year’s resolutions are to keep. “New year, new you” starts with the best intentions, but after a couple of months, it..

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Our New Patreon!!!

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Posted: 03/18/20 | March 18th, 2020 Since mid-February, the coronavirus has spread uncontrollably around the world. Many countries are on complete lockdown. People are quarantined in their homes. We have an un..

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An Update on Life with Coronavirus

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Posted: 03/26/20 | March 26th, 2020 As many of you know, I have the coronavirus. Well, had. I’ve recovered. Luckily, I had a mild case. It felt like a really bad cold. At first, I developed a small cough that ..

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How the Coronavirus Will Change Travel

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Posted: 03/31/20 | March 21st, 2020 On a breezy fall morning, I was walking home from my university’s humanities department after trying to get out of my Spanish language requirement to no avail. On the way, I..

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In Defense of Las Vegas and Other Maligned

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Posted: 04/14/20 | April 14th, 2020 If you’re like me, you probably have preconceived notions of certain destinations. Whether from books, movies, magazines, or blogs, whenever we think of these places, certai..

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Will the Coronavirus change how you live?

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Posted: 04/27/20 | April 27th, 2020 Emily Dickinson once said, “To shut our eyes is Travel.” I disagree. Confined inside for the last six weeks, no matter how often I shut my eyes, it’s simply not the same. ..

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What Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into

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Posted: 5/28/2020 | May 28th, 2020 There’s a big industry on the web that will show you how you can turn your passion into something that pays your bills. I’m sure you’ve seen the Facebook ads: “Follow your p..

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Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again

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Posted: 6/22/2020 | June 22nd, 2020 If you’re like me, you might be wondering what the future of travel holds now that more countries are easing lockdowns and opening borders. I wrote about the future of trave..

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The Nomadic Network: A Community Update &#

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Posted: 7/20/20 | July 20th, 2020 Last year, we launched The Nomadic Network, a global travel initiative designed to connect travelers with like-minded people in their area in order to inspire, educate, and pr..

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The Lost Year: What Comes Next?

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Posted: 10/19/2020 | October 19th, 2020 When you look back at 2020, what do you think you’ll remember most about it? For me, it will be the lost momentum. When the year began, it looked like it would be the..

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It’s Time to Be Nomadic Again!

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Posted: 3/25/21 | March 25th, 2021 Slightly more than a year ago, I flew home from Paris with the desire to do one thing: stay in place. I cleared my travel schedule, signed up for dating apps, and joined nume..

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